- Holiday sites see rise in demand for Maldives, Mexico and Sri Lanka
EXCLUSIVE: Travel experts anticipate a 'large increase in bookings this weekend' for foreign trips if the Government goes ahead with tearing up testing rules for the fully vaccinated.
Daily Mail. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 19:05:00 GMT.
- India gives record 22 million Covid-19 shots for PM Narendra Modi's birthday
Authorities set up special vaccination centres in stadiums, malls, clinics and other venues to boost a lagging campaign.
Straits Times. Sat, 18 Sep 2021 01:28:27 +0800.
- India ETFs at a 52-Week High: Here's Why
India???s stock market is hovering at a record high. Lower Covid cases and the rising pent-up demand are deemed to be the drivers.
Sanghamitra Saha. Zacks. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:00:00 GMT.
- Covid vaccine: India gives 20 million jabs to mark PM Modi's birthday
The country is trying to ramp up vaccination to stave off a third wave of Covid-19.
BBC News. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:51:19 GMT.
- Anger as Sri Lanka court returns elephants to alleged traffickers
Court returns 13 elephants in state custody to alleged traffickers who captured them or people who bought from them.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:50:59 +0000.
- China's Hainan to host global forum on commercial mediation
Experts from UK, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India and other countries will share their ideas on the sidelines of the forum
Tass. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:13:00 +0300.
- VOA Asia - Taliban find some support
Taliban support. Bolstering Asia regional security. India farmers persist. The business of coronavirus and organic food. A rare election. Keeping people in their homes. Jim Stevenson hosts VOA Asia.
Voice of America. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:05:00 -0400.
- Deadly Nipah virus kills boy in India, prompts worries over outbreak
Officials in southern India are working to stem a potential outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus after a boy died from the rare virus last week, according to news reports.
Fox News. Wed, 15 Sep 2021 13:10:57 GMT.
- Call for South Asian bone marrow donors to save four-year-old
Esha Nadeswaran from London has leukaemia and needs a stem cell donor to save her life.
BBC News. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 23:00:20 GMT.
- Australia to bolster defence ties with India, South Korea
Australia has agreed to enhance defence and security co-operation with South Korea and India as part of a diplomatic push by Canberra to advance relationships ...
Janes 360. Mon, 13 Sep 2021 17:11:52 Z.
- Ford Stops Making Cars In India, The Third U.S. Vehicle Maker To Exit
Ford Motor Company announced last week that it would stop producing cars in India as the global auto industry continues to grapple with a shortfall in semiconductors and other components due to supply chain disruptions.
By Ramakrishnan Narayanan, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 13 Sep 2021 01:25:09 -0400.
- VOA Asia for Monday September 13
September 11th marked by solemn remembrance. The Taliban on 9/11. Urgency to leave Afghanistan, and get food in. Space news. South Asia goes back to school. Jim Stevenson hosts VOA Asia.
Voice of America. Sun, 12 Sep 2021 18:05:00 -0400.
- England and India to look for new Test date after COVID outbreak causes cancellation
The Board of Control for Cricket in India said it was offering to reschedule the fifth Test versus England in Manchester after the match was cancelled at the last minute.
Sydney Morning Herald. Fri, 10 Sep 2021 20:36:31 +1000.
- Final Test match between England and India called off over COVID-19 concerns
The deciding cricket Test match between England and India has been called off after a COVID-19 outbreak among the visiting team.
Sky News. Fri, 10 Sep 2021 08:43:00 +0100.
- Covid Disrupts Education Across South Asia, U.N. Says
A UNICEF report warned that the pandemic had forced a premature transition to remote learning in a region where many lack reliable internet access.
Mujib Mashal. New York Times. Thu, 09 Sep 2021 15:52:58 +0000.
- Outrage as naked 5-year-olds paraded in Indian village rain ritual
Six young girls were stripped naked and paraded through a village in northern India as part of a ritual to summon rains, sparking outrage across the country.Video footage from the drought-stricken village in the Bundelkhand ...
New Zealand Herald. Wed, 08 Sep 2021 12:23:15 +1200.
- CDC adds two popular island vacation spots to its travel risk list over Covid fears
Americans warned to avoid travel to Jamaica, Sri Lanka and Brunei because of rising Covid-19 cases
Graeme Massie. The Independent. Tue, 07 Sep 2021 23:17:40 GMT.
- Stanford, UC Berkeley large-scale international study finds masks reduce COVID-19 spread
In a study of more than 350,000 from villages across Bangladesh, Stanford and UC Berkeley researchers found that wearing masks helped reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Wls. ABC News. Thu, 02 Sep 2021 16:34:29 +0000.
- Sri Lanka Drops Majority Of Charges Against Three Russians Accused Of Collecting Endangered Species
Police in Sri Lanka say they have dropped more than half of the charges against three Russian citizens accused of illegally killing and collecting endangered wildlife.
Radio Liberty. Wed, 25 Aug 2021 14:41:24 +0000.
- Biden defends Afghan decisions, blames Afghan forces for lack of fight
A defiant President Biden on Monday defended his handling of the Afghanistan crisis, saying he stands by his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the embattled South Asian nation. In remarks from the White House, Mr. ...
Jeff Mordock. Washington Times. Mon, 16 Aug 2021 16:32:00 -0400.
Facts About South Asian States
The nations of South Asia include the populous countries of India and
Bangladesh as well as Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
More news and information about selected South Asian nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Republic of India's
capital city is New Delhi, and its currency is
the Indian Rupee. Hindi and English are the primary languages used
in India, and in 2020, India's estimated population was 1,380,004,385.
The People's Republic of Bangladesh's capital city is Dhaka, and its
currency is the Taka. The country's primary language is Bengali,
and in 2020, the estimated population of Bangladesh was 164,689,383.
The Kingdom of Bhutan's
capital city is Thimbu, and its national currency
is the Ngultrum. The Kingdom's primary language is Dzongkha, and
in 2020, its estimated population was 771,608.
The Republic of Maldives'
capital city is Male, and its national currency
is the Rufiyaa. Dhivehi is the primary language of Maldives, and
in 2020, the nation's estimated population was 540,544.
The Kingdom of Nepal's
capital city is Kathmandu, and its currency
is the Nepalese Rupee. Nepal's primary language is Nepali, and
in 2020, its estimated population was 29,136,808.
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka's capital city is
Colombo, and its national currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee.
The primary languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil, and in 2020,
the country's population was estimated at 21,413,249.
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